'Richard Jewell' review: The wrong man

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On July 27, 1996, a homemade bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, the host city for that year’s Summer Olympics. Two people died and 100 were hurt.

It was carried out by an anti-abortion militant named Eric Rudolph.   Rudolph’s name is mentioned only near the end of Richard Jewell, Clint Eastwood’s new film about the aftermath of the Atlanta bombing. The movie isn’t about the bomber, but rather about the security guard who found a backpack full of explosives and shrapnel under a bench and sounded.....

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